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September 18, 2014, 12:20 PM

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Tim Cook / Apple:
Tim Cook's letter on privacy takes aim at Google's business model, noting Apple doesn't monetize its users' personal information  —  A message from Tim Cook about Apple's commitment to your privacy.  —  At Apple, your trust means everything to us.  That's why we respect your privacy …
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
With iOS 8, Apple no longer holds encryption keys, making it unable to decrypt user data for law enforcement  —  Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police  —  Apple said Wednesday night that it would no longer turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police …
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Amazon announces $200 Kindle Voyage e-reader with 300 PPI 6" display and sensors for page-turning in the bezel  —  Amazon's $200 Kindle Voyage is the Rolls-Royce of e-readers  —  Perhaps Amazon sold a lot of 3G Paperwhites without special offers.  Or maybe Kobo's Aura HD has quietly taken …
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
New iOS 8 Keyboard Translates Your Text Into Emojis  —  Emoji-only conversation has arrived.  —  Keymoji, a downloadable keyboard available on iOS 8, actually converts your text into emojis as you type.  Users have the option of interjecting emojis mid-sentence along with their text …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Profile of Kevin Lynch, the VP in charge of wearable software at Apple  —  Meet Kevin Lynch, once a Flash point, now winding up Apple Watch  —  The exec, who clashed with Apple while at Adobe, now runs the team working on wearable software at Apple — a vital role as the company expands into a new business.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 launching in US on October 17th, pre-orders start tomorrow  —  The Galaxy Note 4 will launch in the United States beginning October 17th, Samsung announced today, and pre-orders for the company's latest phablet kick off tomorrow.  AT&T has separately announced …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twilio Adds Low-Cost, Two-Way MMS Picture Messaging To Its API Cloud  —  Twilio, the San Francisco-based company that currently works with around half a million developers to integrate text messaging, voice and VoIP services into their apps by way of a set of simple APIs …
Nancy Gohring / GeekWire:
Lost forever?  Archive Team says TwitPic is blocking photo downloads before shutdown  —  A volunteer group that saves data at risk of disappearing when web sites die says the founder of TwitPic is blocking their efforts to record photos that have been uploaded to the site.
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Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
Second gen Moto X review: poor camera, battery life, and display; falls short of its peers  —  The New Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) Review  —  While I talked about Motorola's issues in the launch article for the new Moto X, it's well worth repeating.  Motorola has been through a lot these past few years.
More: ITworld.comTweets: @paulobrien
Xinhua:
iPhone 6 wins two regulatory approvals in China, still needs key network access license to launch  —  Apple iPhone 6 wins two regulatory approvals in China  —  BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) — Apple Inc.'s latest smartphone iPhone 6 has won two major regulatory approvals in China …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Red Hat Buys FeedHenry For $82M To Add Mobile App Development To Its Platform  —  Some big news today for Red Hat, the open source company that provides a platform for application development and other platform as a service solutions: It is buying FeedHenry, an Ireland-based provider of a platform …
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Identity Security Firm Ping Raises $35 Million From K.K.R. and Others  —  With the news of hacking and data theft dominating headlines, there would seem to be no better time for a security software provider to raise new money.  And Ping Identity is wasting no time in collecting new funds.

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